Saturday, August 17th 2019

Mars or Bust: The Ongoing Exploration of the Red Planet

Julian Levy With the recent launch of two new Mars-bound spacecraft, as well as the discovery of water in the soil of Mars, the red...

In the Dark: 95 Percent of the Universe Remains Unexplained

Madison Donahue-Wolfe Staff Writer Illustration by Hector Lizarraga, Staff Illustrator Humans, along with everything on Earth and everything we have ever discovered in space, constitute less than...

UCSB Theoretical Physicist Wins 2014 Frontiers Prize

Mimi Liu Staff Writer Joseph Polchinski, physics professor and permanent member of University of California, Santa Barbara’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP), is one of...

8.8 Billion Planets could Potentially Support Life, Scientists Say

Peter Crump Forget about hyper-drive and phasers for moment, and let’s just figure out if there is indeed life—or the potential for it to develop—on...

UCSB Professor Develops New Generation of Space Cameras

Sam Goldman Staff Writer Photos by John Clow, Staff Photographer Benjamin Mazin, an assistant professor in the University of California, Santa Barbara physics department, has developed an...

Researchers Devise Mathematical Formula for Predicting Disasters

Jennifer Kim Working together, researchers at the University of Sussex and Charles Sturt University in Australia have recently pieced together a mathematical equation that could...

Most Distant Galaxy Discovered Far, Far Away

Mimi Liu An international team of astronomers has just discovered the furthest galaxy from humans: z8_GND_5296, 30 billion light years away. "This is the most distant...

Newly Devised Epigenetic ‘Clock’ For Tracking Aging Is the Most Accurate Yet

Alex Albarran-Ayala The analysis of epigenetic changes—modifications that alter gene function without altering DNA sequence—could provide a more detailed description of how the human body...

UCSB Researcher Tests Metacognitive Introspection in the Human Brain

Travis Taborek Photos by Benjamin Hurst, Staff Photographer There is much that we have yet to understand about why the human brain works the way it...

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: The Evolution of Pro Football Training

Coleman Gray Staff Writer Like many people, I spend my Sundays watching football…and my Saturdays, and my Mondays, and also my Thursdays too. And also, like...